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Russia’s new heavy combat drone has flown for the first time alongside the country’s most advanced fighter jet, giving the fighter a new edge in battle, the Russian defense ministry announced Friday.

“The Okhotnik unmanned aerial vehicle has performed its first joint flight with a fifth-generation Su-57 plane,” the ministry said in a statement, according to Russia’s state-run TASS news agency.

The two Russian aircraft flew together “to broaden the fighter’s radar coverage and to provide target acquisition for employing air-launched weapons,” the ministry added.

Photos of the Okhotnik first surfaced online in January, but it wasn’t until June that the unmanned aircraft was formally unveiled.

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https://taskandpurpose.com/okhotnik-drone-su57-fighter-video

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